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Aug 23, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Odds

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Minute Maid Park hosts an MLB battle between the Houston Astros and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.

Jordan Lyles will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 5-6 record into the contest. Todd Redmond gets the ball for Toronto; he's 1-0 so far this season.

View Toronto vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston was a +130 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 15-rated Astros and the league No. 10-ranked Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Blue Jays rank No. 8 in the American League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 15 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

The Blue Jays were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Toronto looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 5-3 on Thursday behind a start from Andy Pettitte at Yankee Stadium.

In their last action, Houston was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -325 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Texas on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Jays at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Toronto at Houston, Saturday, August 24

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